Nothing. The issue is evolution, it works at an incredibly slow rate, in terms of tens of thousands of years. The brain has not changed much at all in 200,000 years, we like to think we are much, much more intelligent then those of us that built the first human cities, but we are only more knowledgable, we know more, but the brain is still basically the same. When a change does occur it will be a random mutation, autism, child prodigies, etc. these could be examples of evolution at work, we just don't know for sure. I'm sorry to tell you but what we have now is it, but it is like a muscle and you can make it stronger by learning. Just don't expect to be moving things with your mind anytime soon.
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Now that's is the MILLION DOLLAR question! Science has been working on what the brain does for centuries. It will probably be centuries before we see a major development regarding unlocking the brain's potential. Right now they are still trying to map it out, figure out what does what.
In my case, and Daizy will verify this, there's very little higher brain potential for me to access.
Joking aside, I doubt it it's there for anybody although, as Caluvox wrote, that may be a matter of evolution. Who knows what we may be like in the distant future if poor old Mother Earth survives all these end-of-the-world predictions.
Here's a short quote from that page: "Dr Eric Chundler of the University of Washington has done some work (also see here) exposing this myth. According to him, one possible origin is an experiment done by Karl Spencer Lashley in 1935. According to Dr Chundler: Lashley found that removal of up to 58% of the cerebral cortex did not affect certain types of learning. It is possible that over interpretation and exaggeration of these data led to the belief that only a small portion of the brain is used.""